Top 10 Chinese philanthropists of 2014

By Xu Lin
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Forbes China recently published its 2014 Top 100 China Charity List, the ninth of its kind, based on the philanthropists' donations last year.

The 100 philanthropists on the list made a total of 4.46 billion yuan (US$713.73 million), a slight drop from last year's 4.65 billion yuan (US$744.13 million). The threshold of the list reached 5 million yuan (US$800,130), more than the 4.2 million yuan (US$672,123) last year. Twelve of those on the list made a donation of over 100 million yuan (US$16 million) each. Their donations accounted for 51.4 percent of the total amount.

Wang Jianlin, chairman of the Dalian Wanda Group, one of China's largest real estate developers, topped the list, with total donations of 438 million yuan (US$70.09 million) in 2013. He also claimed the title of the richest person on the Chinese mainland.

According to the report, of last year's 100 Chinese philanthropists, there are 39 still on the list this year. The real estate industry has generated a large number of rich people, as well as philanthropists. Guangdong, Beijing and Jiangsu became the home of these philanthropists' enterprises.

The following are the top 10 philanthropists as ranked by Forbes.

 Xue Xingyuan(薛行远)

Donations: 115 million yuan (US$18.4028)

Major donation: 100 million yuan (US$16 million) to Beijing Normal University

Gender: Male

Position: President, Xiangxing (Fujian) Group

Industry: Bag and suitcase manufacturing

Headquarters: Fuzhou, Fujian Province

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